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Application: Automated Optimization of Automotive HVAC Design
Posted Mon December 15, 2003 @10:03AM
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Application When Visteon Climate Control Systems sought assistance in optimizing its automotive heating/air conditioning systems, they chose Optimal Solutions. Optimal Solutions’ Sculptor™ software gave the design engineer the ability to interactively modify (deform) and automatically optimize the CFD mesh models without remeshing so that they were able to modify an existing defroster design quickly and efficiently, resulting in significantly improved performance of the system, as well as demonstrating Sculptor™s ability to decrease time-to-market.

Using the one-of-a-kind Arbitrary Shape Deformation (ASD) technology developed by Optimal Solutions’ engineers, an ASD volume was designed to deform the defroster CFD grid to improve performance without having to remesh.

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